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Statoil Reviews

Updated August 3, 2017
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Pros
  • Work Life balance and good work culture (in 52 reviews)

  • Excelent benefits and work environment (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • Collaboration is pivotal for the Statoil cultur but there can be way too much of collaboration that gets in the way of decision making (in 13 reviews)

  • Right now, also there is not many openings for future full time positions (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Principal Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Statoil full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great professional development opportunities and organization with strong emphasis on safety and environmental impact of its operations. Excelent benefits and work environment.

    Cons

    Large organization which won't allow it to be flexible enough for some type of decisions. Impact of their decisions on individuals basis sometimes is not great and due to uncertainties in oil market they affect in a great deal.


  2. "US Onshore Performance Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Performance Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Performance Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Statoil full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Global organization, with strong growth platforms
    Open and positive working culture
    Very focused on US business GoM and Onshore

    Cons

    Compensation not so competitive
    Lacks strong systems for onshore business
    GoM business lacks operatorship in development phase

    Advice to Management

    More stretch opportunities for less experienced employees.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Great on paper, pretty good in practice"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Statoil full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Work / life balance also good.

    Cons

    Don't treat people as well as lofty "corporate values" would have you believe. If you are not an engineer or scientist type, you are really a second class citizen here.

    Advice to Management

    Management in USA needs major assistance. Please send help Norway!


  4. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Statoil full-time

    Pros

    Very laid back environment. Not too stressful.

    Cons

    Working as contract employee so no benefits.


  5. "great comopany"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Facility Management in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Facility Management in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Statoil full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great company to network with

    Cons

    on the job training is a beast


  6. "Good benefits, flexible schedule & no micromanagement"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Production Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Statoil full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, Schedule, Goal oriented, Encourages work-life balance.

    Cons

    Too much staff in some departments, not enough in others. Network & IT cause too many issues and working remotely can be difficult.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Very Technologically advanced, not really a "feel good" company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Statoil full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, time off, pay. If that's all you need to be satisfied, this is a great place to be.

    Cons

    Some positions are very boxy and don't offer any variety. You are not allowed to take on responsibilities not in your job description without permission from higher ups which I think discourages teamwork.
    Major bureaucracy.
    Rules are not meant to be broken. When they say that you have to have certain qualifications for a position, they will not bend that rule, no matter how good you might be at the job without the certification. They would allow me to do all of the work for the position, even giving me bigger and more complex tasks but staunchly refusing to promote because I hadn't been to college.
    Very slanted toward the Norwegians - that's who you'll find in most of the management positions, and their opinion for the most part is that Americans don't really know how to do anything the right way. If you don't mind being treated like an idiot day in and day out, then this is the place for you.`

    Advice to Management

    Remember that you are the foreigner. You are coming to this country to do business, you DO need to take on some of the peculiarities of the region, you need to embrace us as much as you need for us to embrace you.. Don't have to be so abrasive.

  8. "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture and benefits.
    Ability to drive your own career.

    Cons

    Everything has to go through multiple memos and approvals in the Houston office as well as in Norway offices.
    Decisions are not made quickly and require consensus.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Statoil is a great company to work for. The environment and people that you work with truly stand out in the industry."

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Consultant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Consultant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Statoil full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Environment
    Benefits
    Culture
    People

    Cons

    Salary
    Limited personal growth within the company.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Sr. Admin Asst."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits offered to all employees

    Cons

    Reorganize a lot causing uneasiness.

    Advice to Management

    Consider the 'caring' and 'open' core values more often.


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